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Fri 25/04/03 at 10:12
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With just a week till the release of the greatest Gamecube game yet, we need a forum for idle Zelda chit chat and ranting etc etc.

I am really looking forward to this game, what about you?
Sat 26/04/03 at 21:47
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Na we were known as "the Guinea Pig" year! The reason being we were the first to try the SATs, the reworked GCSEs, the new AS/A-levels and some others that had other stupid names. They may be different, but they still know what it is like. They are all simular they just highlight different areas of the subjects, they still structured the same. Plus they are given samples, and get told what type of things are going to be on it and what isn't (hence they never teach you certain parts of that book).

That was always one thing that made me laugh, they give you these books, but do you every start at the begining, no start in the middle, then keep jumping backward and forward each lesson.

Anyway, it may all be changed, but they still know what is likely to be on the papers, and SATs are nothing more than analsis of the schools. They just use it to make some numbers up. GCSEs are really the first "important one" (I still dont think they are but thats me) Personaly I dont even agree with the way the education system is structured.
Sat 26/04/03 at 20:10
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ergg got GCSE coming up and all im bothered about is English and Physics caus they are going to be A levels and Gov and pol plus ICT would be my new choices. Work Hard play Hard
Sat 26/04/03 at 19:28
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Mess wrote:
> Well I've got Zelda pre-ordered and then my sister's gonna hide it
> from me until the 20th of June...but my exams don't start till the
> 21ST MAY...I need to revise, I guess.


Pfff, as if u won't find it :P
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:57
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Well I've got Zelda pre-ordered and then my sister's gonna hide it from me until the 20th of June...but my exams don't start till the 21ST MAY...I need to revise, I guess.
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:38
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Hehe, people can jst skip the bits they've read.
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:36
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Lipe

Now, was there any reason to quote the whole message?
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:34
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Psyİho Fox wrote:
> I've basically revised only 2-3 hours a night every week during this
> half term, and I will continue to do so during the 3 weeks I have
> left, then I can play on Zelda during the week after my birthday
> before I go on holiday to Portugal while you SATS people will be
> trying out some GCSE stuff after your exams. HA!

Wow, u revise alot, you will definitely pass the tests, I find revising too boring... Yeah, I'm from Portugal, great place!
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:32
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Ace_greg wrote:
> The SAT's and GCSE's arent as hard as all makes out, neither are A
> (AS)-levels. SAT's are really that important you should all fly
> through them. GCSEs if you dont struggle in class with a subject then
> you wont find the exams hard at all. I did no revision for any of my
> exams (even A-levels) and still sailed through them.
>
> I not saying dont revise for your GCSEs but they arent the end of the
> world. A (AS) levels are a bit more challenging but surely you aint
> going to pick the subjects that you dont like/struggle with so you
> should be able to do them ok, but some revision with them is
> advised.
>
> Every year the media and people go on about how exams are getting
> easier. They arent getting easier at all. the teachers are getting
> better. How many times have you sat there and your teacher told you
> this question is almost defently going to be on the question paper?
> The answer is proberly nearly every time.
>
> You are no longer taught about a subject so much, you are just told
> how to answer the certain questions that are going to come up on the
> paper, and how to word it for best marks. This is why pass marks are
> increasing but the media and people are making it seem that students
> have worked harder each year. As this may be partly true it aint 100%
> true. The new youth doing these exams are told that everyone studied
> really hard to pass them so you all panic and think thats all you have
> to do.
>
> Yes a bit of revision is advised but dont go stupid it doesnt mean
> that you wont have time to do other things. Really no more than two or
> three hours a night is needed that is for those struggerling. Because
> that is the reason your going to school/college, to learn and be able
> to do these exams.
>
> If you cant do them then, either the teaching aint up to sratch the
> exams are too hard or your just not good at that subject. Dont worry
> your lil heads over all the exams. There is always time to study and
> play games even though sometimes it doesnt seem it!
>
> I didnt really need to go college (now they tell me) to get my job.
> While it helped me they didnt really look into that too much they
> looked more at the type of person I was outa college. I could go off
> on one that but I'll stop now as you prob getting bored of this.
>
> But let the gaming continue

Good explanation there, but this year it's a little different for the SAT students since they are trying out a new exam paper, so the teacher's don't know the questions that are going to be on it.
Apparently the system has been the same for years and now they have decided to change it, so this yr the yr 9's are guinea pigs, so the teachers aren't sure what questions are going to be on it. Oh well, I'll revise, have too...
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:22
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That's right you will get a small but lethal dosage of GCSE Maths (that's all i got if i remember correctly), and maybe some Science work as well.
Sat 26/04/03 at 18:20
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I've basically revised only 2-3 hours a night every week during this half term, and I will continue to do so during the 3 weeks I have left, then I can play on Zelda during the week after my birthday before I go on holiday to Portugal while you SATS people will be trying out some GCSE stuff after your exams. HA!

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